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InstaMorph - Moldable Plastic - 12 oz

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  • Super strong moldable plastic pellets.
  • Heat, mold, and use within minutes. Reheat to remold again and again.
  • Great for all types of art, hobbies, prototypes, props, modeling, etc.
  • Create custom grips, mounts, brackets, knobs, dials, and connectors without molds.
  • 12 oz of InstaMorph in a convenient screw top storage jar. Enough for many different projects in a single jar.

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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003QKLJKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

It's reusable, strong & non-toxic plastic you can mold yourself!

InstaMorph is an advanced modeling compound that becomes moldable when warm (140 deg F) and solidifies at room temperature. It's made out of a lightweight polyester thermoplastic which acts like clay when warm, but when it cools, it's a strong plastic. Unlike other products that once they dry they are locked in that shape forever, InstaMorph can be reheated over and over again and re-molded into any number of configurations.

Instructions

1. Heat some water to 140 - 150 degrees F.
2. Pour InstaMorph pellets into the water.
3. Wait approximately two minutes or until white InstaMorph pellets turn clear and stick together.
4. Remove from the water and get rid of any remaining liquid between the pellets.
5. Form into desired shape with your hands, tools, molds, or any other means necessary.
6. Once you've got your InstaMorph creation finalized, let it cool to room temperature and use.

Ideal for many projects and all skill levels

Mold it with your hands, tools, or press around an object to make a mold. InstaMorph can be painted, machined, carved or attached to other materials.

Product Uses

* Create props, masks, or other costume pieces for Halloween or theater.
* Makes excellent brackets, parts, molds, or housings for your next project.
* Make your own action figures or accessories.
* Mold around existing handles or grips for an easy ergonomic solution.
* Make custom cases or stands for the latest electronic gadgets.
* Ideal for prototypers or makers who want a strong, reusable compound.



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Customer Reviews

Once cooled it is VERY strong.
Justin Fahmie
Within a minute or two of coming out of the hot water bath this stuff cools down enough that it's just warm.
Y. R. Wu
This stuff is great for making molds.
Justin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I heard about this as "Shapelock" and for whatever reason, the company decided to rename it "Friendly Plastic". "Instamorph" is another name for the same material.

It's Polycaprolactone, Wikipedia has a great entry on it.

The pellets melt in 150F-160F water. This is hot enough to scald you but not cause a serious burn. I was afraid this would mean that kids wouldn't be able to play with it but in fact they can due to the low thermal capacity and conductivity. Within a minute or two of coming out of the hot water bath this stuff cools down enough that it's just warm. However it still remains pliable enough for kids to have a lot of fun.

When it does finally cool completely it's hard and strong. I'm used to Fimo/Sculpey which is really very weak. This stuff is suprisingly strong. Strong enough that I have yet to break a part which was fully cooled. I'd say it's as structural as the plastic in most kid's toys and actually a bit tougher (resistant to cracking) I believe there must be some crystallization going on. I made a device where the plastic acts as a living spring - it flexes with a surprisingly high modulus.

I've made a number of things with it already - a cell phone holder, a shoe horn, a cable organizer, even special hook to hold an IV bag on a light stand.

You don't use much of the material because any pieces you have are easily remelted into your next project. Once something outlives it's usefulness you simply melt it back down.

Recommendations:

1) Stretch out leftover pieces so they're not too solid - this speeds up remelting later on.
2) Get the little container first unless you definitely have something in mind.
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233 of 240 people found the following review helpful By J. Harris on December 24, 2011
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It just so happens the most use this product gets is at work for creating splints for toy breed dogs with broken legs. Easy to create a custom-fitted splint for tiny dogs or kittens while awake or sedated.
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139 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Max on August 1, 2010
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InstaMorph has captured my imagination. I am a musician and tech junkie and thought the applications for InstaMorph would allow me to make stands, cases and handles for all my stuff. That it did and does, but it is so much more. I have repaired a cracked interior panel in my Honda Element (saving several hundred dollars). I have securely insulated and spliced two audio cables together without tape, heat shrink or solder. My toothbrush finally has a home. My mixer finally sits at the correct angle on my desk. I've disposed of my envelope/letter holder for something much more efficient and small. The switch that keeps breaking off of my organ is now replaced forever.

If my dad had this when I was a kid my toys would have lasted twice as long.

And it's strong. The thicker you make it the stronger it is (duh). But under stress it doesn't snap; it bends. It's tough. And the 12oz container goes a long way. I'm halfway through mine and I've made a ton of stuff.

This should be as common a household product as duct tape in no time, and in case you didn't read the description, it's reusable.

You need it in ways you can't even comprehend.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By S. Chanen on September 27, 2010
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I tried this product to make a part for my car and ended up making a scale model of the Eiffel Tower. This stuff is incredibly easy to work with. It stays soft long enough to work with it. It paints easily with a wide variety of paints. I recommend setting aside at least 15 minutes to melt the pellets and do the project. I obtained a great deal of satisfaction making something I needed instead of having to purchase it and the rest of the family had fun. This InstaMorph stuff now has a permanent home in my main toolbox. This is listed as a toy, but is as indispensable as my hammer.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By LeCapitan on March 22, 2012
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This stuff is really cool. You can easily repair a lot of electronic equipment with this stuff, covering and insulating any open wires or boards. I used this to cover up some fraying headphone cables. I must warn you though, do not leave the finished product in your hot car. All your precious sculpting/molding/sanding time will go to waste when the thing deforms because it is 90 degrees outside and your car is 110 degrees inside.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Alexander TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 27, 2011
InstaMorph is an interesting, if slightly finicky accomplice for all sorts of unexpected uses. The container yields BB-sized balls of mostly opaque white plastic, similar to the appearance of the robot skin in I, Robot. When dropped in a bowl of hot water, they'll turn transparent within fifteen seconds and stick together (and to the bowl). You can then drain the water and prod the resulting soft and sticky mass onto any wet surface to mold.

The plastic doesn't retain enough heat to burn. Molding properties are similar to modeling clay. It's very easy to join and smooth edges with your hands or flatten a piece as if it were cookie dough. You can manipulate the shape for about three minutes until it begins to harden. It'll take another ten minutes to reach final hardness, or you can speed the process by putting it in the freezer for a few minutes or running it under cold water.

Beware: InstaMorph gets extremely tacky once it begins to set. If you're molding it on surface that it's not supposed to stick to (e.g., the batteries under the battery door cover I just made) and you make a mistake, don't attempt to pull it off while it's still partially pliable. You'll just leave a plastic residue that'll be almost impossible to remove later. If you wait until it hardens, it'll come off in one piece and you can start again.

When totally hard, strength is similar to standard, non-specialized toy plastic. It is not at all brittle and will bend under load. While you can cut very thin (under 1/16") sections with scissors, it's almost impossible to tear at any thickness. I created a simple tube about 1" in diameter and 1/8" thick and was able to stand on it with minimal deflection.

You can't weaken the material with handling.
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